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Builders Arms Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“roast pork” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for great pub grub. The food & wine list are good. The place is fairly noisy. Make sure you pre book a table if you don’t want to wait as it’s popular. It’s a good place to meet up with...More

Thank Marcel C
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We where in the area and thought we would pop in for a burger or steak. Plenty of seating inside , outside was mostly full, being a Sunday night. Mostly young staff , relatively friendly. We went for the bistro menu (that was limited as...More

Thank Mercury_one1
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Was looking forward to this... but.... Decided on the banquet. Smashed cucumber and radish, and dish of heirloom tomatoes were Ok, but not remotely asian. Next two courses arrived quickly, by 30 mins after we arrived we had five dishes on our very tiny table....More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The pub is nicely decked out in side. The food is great and the staff are very friendly, certainly worth a visit.

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice clean place, didn't have a chance to try the food however drinks where way overpriced. Nothing is making me want to re visit

Thank goodfoodlover2016
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Ricky and Pinky restaurant serve contemporary Asian food at the Builders Arms Hotel in Fitzroy. The waitstaff are friendly and professional. We enjoyed the food and the drinks. We think there is not enough noise absorbing features at the restaurant because it is quite...More

Thank Franz K
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Having seen an excellent report in Gourmet Traveller we decided we had to go. The renovation has opened up the space and provides a vibrant atmosphere and a great vibe. We ordered dishes to share, 6 between the 3 of us. The eggplant salad was...More

1  Thank JonNewport
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a large old pub/hotel building in the heart of Fitzroy. We had dinner there with friends between Christmas and New Year. The place has recently been refurbished and the many smaller rooms/zones have been combined into one huge space. It was noisy and...More

1  Thank 104max2015
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Staff - brilliant, helpful with kids, friendly. Food was the best we had in melbourne. Four of the dishes we asked to be repeated. Wine knowledge also fantastic. One lovely guy went out of his way to get an Icecream our 4yo loved. We booked...More

Thank Babushka5173
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went here for an evening meal on a Sunday after having a couple drinks there on the Saturday. Just ate in the bar, so can't comment on their restaurant, although I think one of the dishes was on both menus. There was a limited menu...More

Thank Neil E
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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23 June 2015|
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Response from Petrinahm | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, It's pretty relaxed there, more like a Gastro Pub vibe, but Melbernians tend to dress very well, the best in Australia I'd say. Enjoy and try whatever is on the rotisserie, you will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: 94177700
  • E-mail
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